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Jun 11, 2019 22:35:08

The Alternative Is Worse

by @gabrielgreco PATRON | 283 words | 🐣 | 100💌

Gabriel Greco

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I'd just leave. Move out, get a nice new place. I'd buy it and would finally have something of my own. I'd be alone, but slowly I would build up a rotation. Dates on Wednesdays and Fridays. The Fridays would sometimes wash into Saturdays, but the girls wouldn't be the same. One of us would eventually cancel the Friday. Sometimes we'd care, but mostly we wouldn't. The next adventure is just a swipe or a DM away. Ain't no thang.

But I'd get lonely. Not overwhelmingly so, but enough to desire a permanent companion. Not a woman, of course. An Aussie sheepdog - because they're smart. Or a Greyhound because they're fast, and sleek, and chill, like me.

He'd help me get more dates ("he's so cute!"), three times a week now. Pretty soon it becomes apparent she's in it for the dog more than she's in it for my dick - of course my dick, what else, my personality? I no longer have one, not since I've done away with vulnerability. I can be polite, I can crack a joke, I can impress her with this or that. I'm ambitious, I make money, but it's not like she knows who I am. Who I really am. Who am I, really?

You know who knows who I am? Doggo. He knows. He knows who feeds him, and he's going to be loyal as long as I keep feeding him. He'll probably starve alongside me to be honest, not like that other bitch. That's why I love Doggo. That's why we love each other. We need each other. That bitch, she didn't need me. I didn't need her.

So what's to love?

What's to love?


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    @gabrielgreco dude i really love how much doggo can love his owner. Dogs really do love their owners unconditionally. And this is why for most of my life ive hated them and hated even more dog owning humans.

    One time i heard someone say theyve met dogs that were better than most humans. And i was thinking... yeah to you eho just want others to bend to your will. Fuck you.

    Abe avatar Abe | Jun 21, 2019 03:59:54
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      @abrahamKim such a good observation, well said. People are too simple to see the trap they fall into when they join the humans > animals camp.

      Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Jun 22, 2019 00:10:42
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    @gabrielgreco funny... Tenderness for a hypothetical dog but not for women. Dogs can't cook :)

    Catherine Costa de Toledo avatar Catherine Costa de Toledo | Jun 12, 2019 07:33:15
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      @thekiwirose I like your name, it matches mine. Somehow. Also dogs can't cheat on you.

      Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Jun 12, 2019 09:36:01
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    @gabrielgreco Check out my recent post. Are we both talking about change?
    Are we getting inspiration from sister muses? If so mine is the much older one.
    - Mike

    Mike Byrnes avatar Mike Byrnes | Jun 11, 2019 16:04:59
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      @mikebyrnes I was pondering change, indeed, what it might entail. What's the other side of a long-term relationship like? That kinda stuff. But hey...if it makes you feel better, I didn't know about rearranging my closet either. Not until I read your post :D

      Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Jun 12, 2019 09:34:54
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      @gabrielgreco I recently realized that change is always possible. Even in the last hour. And memories are short.

      Mike Byrnes avatar Mike Byrnes | Jun 12, 2019 06:45:17
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      @mikebyrnes I think you're right, Mike. That's why it's important to have the faith to live for the present.

      Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Jun 12, 2019 15:13:32
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